I’d like to see a show of hands of anyone here who used to wake up at ridiculous hours to get ready for the day. How much time did you used to take?
I have memories of being in high school and having to catch the bus around 7:05 in the morning. You know what time I would wake up to shower, blow dry/straighten my hair, and do my makeup? 5:15 a.m. What on earth was I thinking. I’d like to think my makeup has come a long way since then too, what with the invention of contouring and brow filling.
I know that I don’t have to tell you that being a mom- ain’t no body got time for makeup at 5:15 am.
While Living the Sweet Wife isn’t a makeup blog, I do write to encourage and help wives and mamas with everyday life! So when bareMinerals asked me to share about their brand new product, Complexion Rescue, I thought it’d be a great opportunity to show you all my 7 minute morning routine! Seriously, that’s all it takes me to get my makeup done, even with a toddler playing in the bathroom with me!
I went to Ulta to pick up the Complexion Rescue tinted moisturizer. I’m in love with that store. I usually get a bit nervous with matching the color of my skin tone because it changes so much between summer and winter, but “Birch” has been so perfect for my skin tone!
Ok, back at home I start with a clean face, and my favorite toner to close up ’em pores.
Skip the moisturizer! I can always tell when I don’t use a great moisturizer on my skin, or especially if I skip moisturizing all together! This stuff totally moisturizes my skin and soaks in beautifully! Simply rub Complexion Rescue into your skin just like you would any other moisturizer.
Next, correcting and contouring. If you’re not really one to contour, it might look scary, but it’s totally not. After looking at a couple Pinterest tutorials, I can correct and contour my face in about a minute, you just need to know where to shade, and where to highlight. It really makes a difference in making me feel and look more awake and put together in the morning!
Next: eyeshadow. The reason I used to wake up at 5:15 am every morning in high school was because I was obsessed with CRAZY eyeshadow. I wish I had a yearbook picture to show you. We’re talking rainbows.
I try to keep it a bit simpler these days. Most mornings, all I do is a little highlight on the brow bone, next to my nose, and a little under my eye. I then fill in my crease and a bit on the outer edges with a light-ish brown, making my eyes and lashes look a bit fuller. And that’s about it. If i’m getting ready for a date night, I’ll usually add in a darker brown to the outer corners for a little bolder look.
Ok, I’m going to let you in on a little secret here. That same light-ish brown color I used on my lids above? I use it on my eyebrows too. And honestly, I think it looks better on my than when I used to fill in a pencil. This pale girl’s gotta be careful when doing her eyebrows to not look like she misplaced a couple of caterpillars.
Voila! Brows on point in 30 seconds. We’re almost done here. I always make to sure apply mascara near the end of my makeup routine, ALWAYS after eyeshadow. You don’t want your eye lashes to look dusty, do you?
Now this next step is really important. Be sure to make these faces EXACTLY if you want your mascara to look right. And be sure to post them on the internet like I did.
Now this next step is optional, because I know lipstick can be intimidating to some people, but I find it really helps to make it look like I actually have lips on my face, and complete the rest of my look. In this post I went with a Barbi pink, but many mornings I go with a shade that’s really close to my natural lip color, just a tad darker.
And there we have it! Faking a full night’s rest couldn’t be easier! Honestly, I like to think I’ve become a pro at it, since I can’t really remember when the last time was that I actually had a full night’s rest.
Well there you go mamas! I hope this tutorials helps you feeling a lot more like you despite how much sleep you got last night! You’re the best!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of bareMinerals. The opinions and text are all mine.
Angela Tolsma says
I love your facial expressions for mascara and lips!!
Justine Y @ Little Dove says
Not gonna lie, I clicked on your post all excited because I thought it would be how to actually feel more rested, lol. But, a good makeup tutorial so that mom doesn’t look a zombie is always good too! There are many mornings where I really struggle with that. 🙂